Table 3

Concordance between IgE level and reported allergies: San Francisco Bay Area Adult Glioma Study, 1997–2000

CasesControls
Reported allergies% Concordanceκ Reported allergies% Concordanceκ
NoneAny *NoneAny *
Total IgE
 Normal359623104
 Bord/Elev1483520.1122140560.05
 Total228289
Food IgE
 Negative1853820352
 Positive3082−0.032210740.08
 Total226287
Respiratory IgE
 Negative1023910173
 Positive2362730.442887650.32
 Total226289
  • Abbreviations: Bord, borderline; Elev, elevated.

  • * Any reported allergy (for total IgE), any reported food allergy (for food IgE), and any reported respiratory allergy (respiratory IgE).

  • κ ≥ 0.75, excellent agreement; κ = 0.40–0.75, intermediate agreement, κ ≤ 0.40, poor agreement.